BIFA Awards 2012: Nominations

Actor Adrian Lester announced the nominations for the 15th annual Moët British Independent Film Awards (BIFA’s) at St Martins Lane, London earlier this afternoon. The films that received the highest number of nominations include Broken (9), directed by Rufus Norris and starring Tim Roth and Cillian Murphy; Berberian Sound Studio (7), directed by Peter Strickland and starring Toby Jones; and Ben Wheatley’s Sightseers (7), starring Alice Lowe and Steve Oram.

Other nominees for the BIFA’s range from Bart Layton’s knockout documentary The Imposter; John Madden’s comedy-drama The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel; Carol Morley’s Dreams Of A Life; and Benh Zeitlin’s slice of fantasy drama Beasts Of The Southern Wild. In the acting fields, Meryl Streep scores a nomination for her take on Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady, while Olivia Colman continues her rise to fame with a nomination for her performance in Hyde Park On Hudson.

The winners of 15th annual Moët British Independent Film Awards, which are handpicked by a 16 person strong jury, will be formally announced by actor James Nesbit (soon to be seen in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey) on Sunday, December 9 at the Old Billingsgate in London.

The full list of nominees is included below:

Best British Independent Film

  • Broken
  • Berberian Sound Studio
  • Sightseers
  • The Imposter
  • The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Best Director

  • Bart Layton (The Imposter)
  • John Madden (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel)
  • Ben Wheatley (Sightseers)
  • Rufus Norris (Broken)
  • Peter Strickland (Berberian Sound Studio)

Best Debut Director

  • Bart Layton (The Imposter)
  • Ben Drew (Ill Manors)
  • Rowan Athale (Wasteland)
  • Rufus Norris (Broken)
  • Sally El Hosaini (My Brother The Devil)

Best Screenplay

  • Abi Morgan (The Iron Lady)
  • Alice Lowe, Steve Oram, Amy Jump (Sightseers)
  • Mark O’Rowe (Broken)
  • Paul Andrew Williams (Song For Marion)
  • Peter Strickland (Berberian Sound Studio)

Best Actress 

  • Alice Lowe (Sightseers)
  • Andrea Riseborough (Shadow Dancer)
  • Elle Fanning (Ginger & Rosa)
  • Judi Dench (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel)
  • Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady)

Best Actor

  • Riz Ahmed (Ill Manors)
  • Steve Oram (Sightseers)
  • Terence Stamp (Song For Marion)
  • Tim Roth (Broken)
  • Toby Jones (Berberian Sound Studio)

Best Supporting Actress 

  • Alice Anglert (Ginger & Rosa)
  • Eileen Davies (Sightseers)
  • Maggie Smith (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel)
  • Olivia Colman (Hyde Park On Hudson)
  • Vanessa Redgrave (Song For Marion)

Best Supporting Actor

  • Billy Connolly (Quartet)
  • Cillian Murphy (Broken)
  • Domhall Gleeson (Shadow Dancer)
  • Rory Kinnear (Broken)
  • Tom Wilkinson (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel)

Most Promising Newcomer

  • Elliot Tittensor (Spike Island)
  • Eloise Laurence (Broken)
  • James Floyd (My Brother The Devil)
  • Paul Brannigan (The Angels’ Share)
  • Zawe Ashton (Dreams Of A Life)

Best Achievement In Production

  • Berberian Sound Studio (Cinematography)
  • Berberian Sound Studio (Sound Design)
  • Broken (Music)
  • Ginger & Rosa (Cinematography)
  • The Imposter (Editing)

Best Documentary 

  • The Imposter
  • Marley
  • Dreams Of A Life
  • Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir
  • London: The Modern Babylon

Best British Short

  • Friday
  • Junk
  • Skyborn
  • Volume
  • Swimmer

Best International Independent Film

  • Amour
  • Beasts Of The Southern Wild
  • Rust & Bone
  • The Hunt
  • Searching For Sugar Man

The Raindance Award 

  • Frank
  • Strings
  • Love Tomorrow
  • City Slacker
  • Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet

To check out our reviews of some of the aforementioned films, head over to the Reviews A – Z page.

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